St. Chryse of Rome and others


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Commemorated on January 30

The virgin Chryse was arrested and brought for interrogation in the year 269, along with over twenty others. She bravely confessed herself a Christian and was subjected to torture. After horrible torments, she was drowned in the sea.

With St. Chryse suffered the martyrs Ares, Felix, Maximus, Herculianus, Venerius, Stiracius, Mennas, Commodus, Hermes, Maurus, Eusebius, Rusticus, Monagrius, Amandinus, Olympius, Cyprus, Theodore the Tribune, Maximus the Presbyter, Archelaus the Deacon, and Cyriacus the Bishop.

Troparion (Tone 4) –

Your lamb Chryse,

calls out to You, O Jesus, in a loud voice:

“I love You, my Bridegroom,

and in seeking You, I endure suffering.

In baptism I was crucified so that I might reign in You,

and I died so that I might live with You.

Accept me as a pure sacrifice,

for I have offered myself in love.”

Through her prayers save our souls, since You are merciful.

By permission of the Orthodox Church in America (www.oca.org)